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American McGee
American McGee

American James McGee (born December 13, 1972) is an American game designer. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ...

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Career

McGee began his career at id Software. He worked on such games as DOOM, Doom II, Quake, and Quake II in level design, music production, developed sound effects, and wrote code. In 1998, he moved to Electronic Arts, where he worked as a consultant on many projects and also created his own game, American McGee's Alice. After finishing Alice, he left Electronic Arts and founded his own company, The Mauretania Import Export Company, of which he is the president. id Software (IPA: officially, though originally ) is an American computer game developer based in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. ... Look up doom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Doom II: Hell on Earth is a first-person shooter video game created by id Software. ... This article is about the original video game. ... -1... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... American McGees Alice is a third-person shooter computer game released on October 6, 2000. ... ...


McGee produced the game Scrapland with Enlight in 2004, and later released Bad Day L.A. in 2006 with the same partners. American McGee's Oz has been cancelled while other projects are in development. American McGee's Grimm is currently being developed by his design house, Spicy Horse, for the online service GameTap. American McGee presents: Scrapland is a game developed by Mercury Steam Entertainment, with American McGee as a producer and published by Enlight Software. ... Enlight is a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment. ... American McGee presents: Bad Day L.A. is a 2006 video game by American McGee. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... GameTap is an online video game service by Turner Broadcasting System (TBS). ...


Films

Production of the Oz game has been put on hold, which McGee attributes to a lack of interest at game publishing houses in new ideas and products without established market names. In order to get a publisher, McGee has decided to sell the game as a film before actually finishing it. He was recently set to write the script for the Oz films, which is said to be a trilogy, that would be produced by Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. McGee spearheaded an attempt to launch a film adaptation of his Alice game, but the project collapsed and fell into obscurity for several years. It was finally picked up by Universal Pictures and was set to be released as Alice in July 2008. While McGee has had no control of Alice and only limited control of Oz, he is expected to exercise more control over Grimm. Oz is a fairy country (fantasy region) containing four lands under the rule of one monarch. ... Disney redirects here. ... Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) is a film and television producer in the genre of action, drama, and science fiction. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... American McGees Alice is a third-person shooter computer game released on October 6, 2000. ...


Personal life

His stated mission is "to create a unified production method for story telling across the interactive and film industries" and of himself, he says, "I want to be the next Walt Disney, only a little more wicked." For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...


Upon inquiry about his unusual name: "My mom was a hippie. I'm not sure how else to put that... She claims a woman she knew in college, who named her daughter 'America', inspired the name. She also tells me that she was thinking of naming me 'Obnard'. She was and always has been a very eccentric and creative person." He has also stated that there is only one other person in the world named "American" and "he was named after me." For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ...


Currently, American resides in Shanghai in the People's Republic of China where he works with Spicy Horse and Vykarian, a game outsourcing company, on Grimm. For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


Works

American McGees Alice is a third-person shooter computer game released on October 6, 2000. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... American McGee presents: Scrapland is a game developed by Mercury Steam Entertainment, with American McGee as a producer and published by Enlight Software. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American McGee presents: Bad Day L.A. is a 2006 video game by American McGee. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

  • Alice, game-derived film
  • dredg, "Same Ol' Road" music video directed by McGee

American McGees Alice is a third-person shooter computer game released on October 6, 2000. ... Dredg is an American Progressive/alternative rock band from Los Gatos, California. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Interview with American McGee (1608 words)
American McGee was raised a devout Catholic and attended a private school that required the male student body to dress like Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Abandoned by his mother and stepfather at the age of sixteen, American was left to fend for himself, often stealing computer parts in order to feed his need to program.
As is often the case, talent finds talent, and American was soon hired by John Carmack to work tech support at Id. American soon played a pivotal part in the creation of Doom 2 and Quake before moving on to Rogue for the development of American McGee's Alice.
American McGee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (438 words)
McGee later produced the game Scrapland and projects in the works include American McGee's Oz and American McGee's Grimm.
While McGee has had no control of Alice and only limited control of Oz, he expects to exercise more control over Grimm, which is still in the conceptual stages of development.
The upcoming film adaption of the 'American McGee's Alice' computer game in which American is one of the producers.
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